Balmain Resort 2014 Collection

A lot of fashion bloggers poke fun at the concept of "resort wear." What is resort wear?

According to Wikipedia, "Resort wear is a specialized clothing style, as well as a year-round fashion "season". Sometimes known as "cruise wear", it was originally marketed by "upscale" stores and collections only to very affluent customers who were expected to spend the post-Christmas/New Year's weeks in warm-weather climates."

I love me some Balmain, but I don't know what kind of resort or warm-wear climate this is designed for: 

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In reality, resort wear means "outfits celebrities wear."  

Kate Hudson isn't the first person I think of when I think of Balmain (more like Gwen Stefani) but this is a great step out of her comfort zone.

This light blue dress is easily my favorite out of the entire Balmain Resort 2014 collection. 

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Willie Nelson for John Varvatos Fall 2013 Ad Campaign

 Willie Nelson appears in the John Varvatos Fall 2013 ad campaign with his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. This editorial was shot in Des Moines, in the historic Salisbury House museum, by photographer Danny Clinch.

I love that the sons were involved. This is very beautiful compared to the usual, sexualized editorials we see.

 

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 “In all the iconic music ad campaigns we have shot over the last eight years, I have never been so moved as I was working with Willie Nelson and his sons. Willie is a true American icon, and it runs deep in the bloodline,” says John Varvatos in Women's Wear Daily.

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